Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Hop Side Step

Oh hai!  Anybody still here?  You may have noticed my enthusiasm for writing has gone astray of late.  Oh, I'm still crafting away in my free time, but all my current projects are of the slow type, as I promised over a month ago.  So no FOs to share at the moment.

Actually, I did make a short-sleeved Emery dress a few weeks ago.  It looks just like all my other Emery dresses, only with sleeves and a different fabric.  One of these days I might actually wear it.


The point of today's post is the "why I blog" meme that's been going around for the last couple months.  I'm both embarrassed and flattered that I've been tagged twice to join in - first by Pincushion Treats a month ago, and then by Ginger yesterday.  I optimistically promised Mela a post which never materialized; I was more realistic with Sonja, stating that it probably wouldn't happen.

It's not that I haven't been thinking about it - I have.  But as I said to Sonja:  I'm just not a navel-gazer.  Well, that's not entirely true, as I do meditate daily :-)  But I'm not in the least introspective, so I had a hard time coming up with any answers to the questions posed.  I also consider myself to be a rather unremarkable human being - no more or less than anyone else, just different.

That said, I really love learning the details of other people's lives.  I'm curious about people, but was raised to believe that it's poor form to pry, so I generally don't.

So I decided to approach this meme from a different angle.  Instead of blathering on (because you know how much I love to blather), answering questions which don't interest me a lot, I thought I'd turn it around:

Are you curious about anything about me?  About crafting, writing or just daily life?  Ask anything you like in the comments. 

IF there are any questions, I will answer them in a following post.  I'm suspecting there may not be too many (see "unremarkable," above) but you never know how many other nosy parkers there are out there :-)  And if any of you want to play along with this revised meme, I'd love the opportunity to pry into your life and ask some questions of my own.


25 comments:

  1. Oooh ok I'll play! What's your favorite story from your childhood? And sure, feel free to pry back! ;)

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    1. Oh, that's a very interesting question! On first reading, I understood it in a literary way, i.e. favorite book from childhood. Later I thought you might be asking about a story from my own life! So now I'm confused!

      But here's my question for you: What did you study in college if you went to college, and if so, did you end up following that path career-wise?

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    2. Oh, I guess that was ambiguous, sorry about that! I meant story from your own life... :)

      I changed majors several times during my first year and a half in school, but I ended on English with a rhetoric emphasis. While I've never had a job that would most typically fall under that major, I've used my writing/editing/comms skills and experience in EVERY job I've had, so I think it was a good choice! Great question :)

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  2. I'll play too! I'd love to know what your perfect day would be.

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    1. And my question to you: What are your favorite and least favorite things about the place you live?

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    2. I ask this because I'm a complete Anglophile, and wonder what it would be like to live there!

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  3. Sounds fun Gail. I would love to know if you have always been so creative or is this something that has evolved over the years? You know I admire your seamstress skills so much.
    As for questions to me, ask away. :)

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    1. Tracey, I would LOVE to know what it's like to live on a farm! Kind of an obvious question, but I'm so curious!

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  4. I'm trying to think of what I don't know about you...
    Do you cook any recipes passed down from your mum or a close relative? If so, what?

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    1. Hehehe, I should have known your question would be about food!!

      Do I get to ask you a question too? I'm very curious to know what is the language you pepper throughout your posts.

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  5. Unremarkable? Hardly. Seriously Gail. You are one of the most remarkable women I know (and I know quite a few!). Here's my question: how many pairs of shoes do you own? I'm so curious and the other day I thought it interesting we never looked at your collection when I came to see you last year. Also, I can't promise I will post anything if you ask me a question....

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    1. OK, I will let you off the hook :-) Well, this is an embarrassing question for me because I know I have a problem, but I guess I'll have to answer it!

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  6. Me too! 1) Why do you write/sew? - totally kidding! Here's my real question. What is your favorite time of day and why?

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    1. Nice one! I actually have an answer for that! I think you need to start a blog so I can ask you one in return ;-) Because you don't have enough to do already, LOL!

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  7. oh gail, i swear you and i are cut from the same cloth! just about everything you wrote i could have said about myself. okay, so i'll ask the benign--what is the last (or last-ish) book you read? and totally curious about the shoe question too! ;-)

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    1. But you are a better woman than I, because you did the "assignment!" And I guess that lets you off the hook for a return question, right?

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  8. My question: When are you guys coming to visit us? (only kind of kidding! hee! hee!) If you won't answer that, I'd like to know why you don't put recipes on your blog. I know you have some great ones to share...

    Cyndi

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    1. I hope some day soon! You have to talk to the Man, as he's the one with the schedule. As you know, working is for chumps :-)

      Hmmm, never really thought much about posting recipes! I don't do nearly as much cooking as I used to - probably because you guys aren't around to have dinner with :-)

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  9. Ooh ooh, I have a question for you! Who would you be in an alternate universe? Is there something totally different from what you do now that you always wonder what would have happened if you'd explored it?

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    1. I have an answer for this too, and I think the degree to which it is mundane will surprise you!

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  10. I'm a "people watcher" too! I love learning all sorts of things about how different people are than me. (or similar). People in general are all sorts of interesting!

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